We’re looking for a Digital Marketing Manager to join AWAL – Kobalt’s recordings division and work with our incredible and growing roster of emerging and already established talent from all […]
Sandbox Issue 211: At The Sharp End. What to do (and not do) When a Song Suddenly Spikes
Lead: Songs can spike for a multitude of reasons – and often the spike is part of the marketing plan and therefore anticipated (or at least hoped for). But songs can also spike for esoteric reasons or just through sheer luck. Distinct from viral hits (ephemeral and often the start of the end of a […]
What is Social Music in the Streaming Age?
Music IS social, and it always has been. We talk (and argue!) about it; we watch concerts together; go clubbing together; experience it as a communal soundtrack for birthday parties and religious worship and much, much more…
Any over-confident tech startup promising to ‘make music social’ is drunk on their own disruption. But of course, they’re talking about social in the ‘social networking’ sense: digital connectivity. And it’s true that in their current form, the big music-streaming services aren’t particularly social.
There were 176 million people using paid music subscriptions on streaming services at the end of 2017, but much of our time on Spotify, Apple Music and their rivals is spent listening alone – or thanks to headphones, listening alone in a crowd.
Social Media & Digital Manager – DEF – London
We’re looking for a Social Media & Digital manager to work across our roster of artists. This role will focus on devising and executing social media and streaming strategies as […]
Community Support Assistant – AWAL – London
JOB SUMMARY AWAL serves a growing roster of emerging talent and already established independent artists from all over the world. As our AWAL community continues to grow, we’re now looking […]
Social Media and Content Manager – ATM Artists – London
ATM Artists are an independent management company based in London and Los Angeles representing a diverse roster of talent. We pride ourselves on the ability to evolve and innovate. From […]
New Webinar Courses: Digital in Practice: Connections and Advanced
Music Ally is pleased to announce the return of its popular “Digital In Practice: Advanced” webinar training course for May/June 2017, along with the second run of its new “Digital […]
TuneCore buys JustGo in social-media management move
Digital distributor TuneCore is getting more social, after buying social-media management startup JustGo. The latter has already been rebranded as TuneCore Social, which the company describes as “an all-in-one social […]
Snapchat unveils $130 Google Glass-style Spectacles
It sounds like a joke: Snapchat launching a pair of $129.99 spectacles with a built-in camera that shoots “circular video” clips up to 10 seconds long at a time. But […]
Can ‘Heroes’ help YouTube improve its community?
YouTube has a massive audience of viewers and a tight-knit ecosystem of creators, but the interaction between these two communities hasn’t always been smooth. Or to put it more rudely: […]
Instagram says it now has 500k advertisers
Instagram has announced that it now has more than 500,000 active advertisers on its platform. Strong growth, given that Facebook’s photo and video-sharing app only opened up its ads platform […]
Facebook in trouble for overestimating video viewing time
The last few years have been a story of strong success for Facebook’s advertising business, but its growth in video has hit a problem. The social network has admitted that […]